USDA Seeks Nominees for the American Lamb Board

March 23, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for positions on the American Lamb Board. Nominations are due May 25, 2018.

The board is seeking nominees to fill the following positions:

  • One producer with 101-500 lambs
  • One producer with more than 500 lambs
  • One feeder with 5,000 or more lambs
  • One first handler

Any U.S. producer, feeder or first handler who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination. Nominees for producer and feeder positions can be from east or west of the Mississippi River. USDA selects from producers, feeders and first handlers nominated by Certified Nominating Organizations (CNO). A list of CNOs and nomination forms are available on the American Lamb Board page on the AMS website.

The 13-member American Lamb Board is industry-funded and government-supervised, and supports the national marketing and promotion of sheep and sheep products. Since 1966, Congress has authorized 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool their resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.

For more information, contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 690-2611 or Barbara.Josselyn@ams.usda.gov; or send mail to Research and Promotion Division; Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program; AMS-USDA – STOP 0249; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, D.C. 20250-0249.

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